May 2018 Monthly Muse - WEEK #1

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  1. mimisgirl

    mimisgirl It's all about ME!

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    Hey Everybody!

    Long time no see!

    I have not been around as much as I want to be lately because my life continues to be a roller coaster with just one thing after another - but you know what I have learned? Even with life being super crazy, we can still find little islands of inspiration to help carry us along.

    So for the month of MAY I want to explore the UNEXPECTED. Little things, images, words, phrases, people, videos, whatever, that come seemingly out of nowhere, but help to lift us up and inspire us. Sometimes they inspire us to do or create art, sometimes they just inspire us to keep going (and at times that is what we need most).

    This is a bit of an abstract concept - and you are most welcome to run with it any direction you like - but I want us to think, and LOOK, outside the box.

    I want to start with this video - our very own Sara Gleason introduced me to it and I have to admit, it got me through a very difficult week! Try to watch it to the end - as I got my inspiration there.

    https://goo.gl/G66NCf


    Here is the page I made after watching it. I posted this up on my wall, and everytime I walked by I said to myself "I AM STRONG!" SOunds silly, I know - but sometimes, when the world is crumbling, a little silly means a whole lot!

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    Maybe you don't have a sports background, but I believe this video can still speak to you. What is something that you know to be true about yourself, or that you want to be true about yourself? Maybe make a page using that. . . . or make something for someone else in your life who could use it!

    I AM KIND

    I AM AN ARTIST

    I AM BEAUTIFUL

    I AM BRILLIANT

    Whatever speaks truth to you! And remember, this does NOT have to be an arty page. You can use a photo of yourself if you like (but you don't have to) and add elements (or not) whatever you prefer - whatever you like - DO IT!

    Let the unexpected things in life inspire you!!!

    Please post your layout to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE prior to May 31st and then post it in this thread by copying the code (at the right of your gallery image) from the box under "Share BB Code".

    We will draw a winner at the beginning of next month, even more incentives for your inspiration! You can use any products in The Lilypad store, make sure you follow our gallery guidelines.
     
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  2. mimisgirl

    mimisgirl It's all about ME!

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    Let me know if you cannot follow the video link. It "SHOULD" work, but I never know these days.
     
  3. Pups_r_Paps

    Pups_r_Paps Well-Known Member

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    I created an ATC for this week's Monthly Muse:

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  4. Li Li Wee

    Li Li Wee I create my imagination

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    fanon Well-Known Member

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    KAPOH Well-Known Member

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    This is an ATC.
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  7. AJK

    AJK I plead the 5th ...

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    @mimisgirl - LOVE THAT! See, you are already inspiring!!!
     
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  8. mimisgirl

    mimisgirl It's all about ME!

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  9. Mylinn

    Mylinn What's that old bat up to now??

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    Wanted to put 'I am enough' on the page but lacked an enough word art. After I was done, I preferred what I had to the original idea, lol. Really had to think for this one, thank you!!!!

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  10. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Love what everybody has done so far. Hoping to get something done for this challenge. It's a great one.
     
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  11. bbymks5

    bbymks5 Where oh where can it be?!?

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    And it's raining on my face!
     
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  12. cinderella

    cinderella I was alone once...best.day.ever.

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  13. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    I have a little something in my eye too!
     
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  14. bbymks5

    bbymks5 Where oh where can it be?!?

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    Who cut the onions?!!?

    I tell the girls to always remember, everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about...ALWAYS be kind until given a reason not to be.

     
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  15. mimisgirl

    mimisgirl It's all about ME!

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    right!! I was in tears by the end, but in a good way!
     
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  16. mimisgirl

    mimisgirl It's all about ME!

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    Yes!! I stress this with my kiddos too - especially when they are having rough days too!
     
  17. mimisgirl

    mimisgirl It's all about ME!

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    look forward to seeing what you come up with!!
     
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  18. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    I took your first idea I am kind and created a page using one of my own "girl" sketches as the central character.
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    bbymks5 Where oh where can it be?!?

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    The older I get, the more accepting of this I am...I still struggle with calling myself flighty and detached (which sound so negative) vs free/independent etc

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    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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